Gas Prices Continue To Rise

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STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in New Jersey during the past week, prices yesterday were 45.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 18.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 12.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 34.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report showed similar numbers, with a current average price of $3.478 per gallon up from $3.426 a week ago.

“Retail gasoline prices have continued to slowly rise across a majority of the United States,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “With the exception of one state- Wyoming- all states are seeing their gasoline prices averaging over $3/gallon again, with some of the largest cities- New York City and Los Angeles closing in on $4/gallon,” DeHaan said.


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